Veggies, healthy food, braai, bbq, vegetarian, vegan

The Healthy SA Braai

Sunshine, swimming and BBQ (or braai as we lovingly refer to it in SA). When summer is here, BBQ is our favorite pass time. Unfortunately it is often accompanied by unhealthy, fatty meat and side dishes.

How can we make our favorite pass time that little bit healthier?

Wind Turbines, Green energy, environment, green living

5 Vital Tips For Green Living

We have all hea

rd about global warming and the heated debates surrounding it. As we witness the destruction of our planet and see the effects of global warming on our environment, we are painfully made aware that it’s not the future generation’s problem anymore. Living our lives in a country poor with natural resources like clean water and unpolluted air, we sometimes struggle to see our personal contribution impact effectively on the environment.

Antibiotics, Meat, dairy, Animal Wellfare, Health

The Antibiotic Trial

I recently started thinking about the effects of antibiotics and antibacterial agents in our daily food, water and living environments. To be honest, it’s all a bit daunting. Is it really completely avoidable? I personally like to believe every little bit we are able to do, helps. In my opinion, this is the case in all aspects of life.


Know What’s In Your Skincare Products

p>It’s been commonly accepted through growing up with store bought skincare and beauty products that it is safe to use. After all, manufacturers have our best interest at heart, right? They would never knowingly put any harmful ingredients in their products solely to increase their bottom line, would they? That type of naivety died along with the last century. We as consumers need to take it upon us to educate ourselves in the beauty products we expose ourselves and our family to. Every day, without even giving it much thought we buy into extravagant marketing campaigns that influence our thinking about a brand. Without even knowing what ingredients are put into the soaps, lotions, shampoos and conditioners we readily expose our families to. Our buying patterns have fallen victim to a herd mentality.

Healthy Baby, Cloth Diapers

The Truth About Disposable Nappies

Most mothers don’t think twice before putting that disposable diaper on their baby’s bottom. I reckon they should give it some serious thought, don’t you? They ought to think about where those diapers end up when thrown away. They should also think about how long that diaper will stay where it’s going when they throw it away and they should consider what all the ‘wonderful’ chemicals in the diaper does to their little ones and the environment they have to live in.